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Origins: I Will Give My Love an Apple

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CAPTAIN HANLEY AND SWEET MAZIE
CAPTAIN WEDDERBURN'S COURTSHIP
GO NO MORE A-RUSHING (Riddle Song)
I WILL GIVE MY LOVE AN APPLE
PERRY MERRY DICTUM, DOMINE (Riddle song)
PHYSICIST'S RIDDLE SONG
THE RIDDLE SONG
THE RIDDLE SONG (2: I HAVE A YOUNG SUSTER)
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Carole Bannister 19 May 12 - 05:48 PM
Little Robyn 19 May 12 - 06:31 PM
GUEST,999 19 May 12 - 07:25 PM
Susan of DT 19 May 12 - 10:06 PM
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Subject: Origins: I Will Give My Love an Apple
From: Carole Bannister
Date: 19 May 12 - 05:48 PM

Hi there, anybody out there know the origins of this lovely old song please? Nothing on Wikipedia.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Will Give My Love an Apple
From: Little Robyn
Date: 19 May 12 - 06:31 PM

Lots on Mudcat if you search.
Start here.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Will Give My Love an Apple
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 May 12 - 07:25 PM

Lots about it here.

Dated to the 15th century.


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Subject: RE: Origins: I Will Give My Love an Apple
From: Susan of DT
Date: 19 May 12 - 10:06 PM

See I have a young suster, clicky above, in middle English.

I have been singing Captain Wedderburn and often surprise people when the cherry/bird/baby part comes up.


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